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Ms. Chidester's Weekly Message: 11/13/20


Dear Conn Magnet Elementary School Families,   


On Monday, we will welcome back ALL Plan B Cohorts 1-3 PreK - 3rd grade and Regional Program students as well as Cohort 1 4th and 5th graders! As you prepare for your student’s return, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the important information contained in our Conn Magnet Elementary Return to Campus Guide 


Transportation: As Plan B families begin to prepare to transition back to campus, please review all of our arrival and dismissal procedures in our Conn Magnet Elementary Return to Campus Guide. Be sure to access carpool proceduresbus procedures and bus route information on our school website.   


Carpool Arrival: Please remember to wear your face mask so our school community stays safe during the health screenings. If you plan to arrive on campus before 8:30 a.m. to line up for carpool, please pull into the East Millbrook Middle School parking lot and wait until we are ready and stationed at the health screening checkpoint. This health screening checkpoint is located in front of the main office. We will begin screening procedures at 8:40 a.m. Please do not pull through until a health screening has been conducted with your student(s). 


Bus Attestation Form: Parents/Guardians are required to submit the Bus Attestation Form stating that you and your child will abide by all health and safety protocols for bus ridership. Students are not permitted to ride the bus until this form has been submitted. You will need to submit a form for all of your children who plan to ride the bus during the 2020-21 school year. Submit form online | Español 


Plan B Cohort Rotation Schedule: Please refer to the WCPSS 2020-2021 Semester 1 Elementary Traditional Calendar for all the important dates to remember when transitioning back to in-person learning.     


PreK - 3rd Grade & Regional Program 

All PreK - 3rd Grade  

Regional Program 

Beginning Monday, November 16  

*Remote Learning Asynchronous Day- Wednesday, November 18 


4th & 5th Grade  

Cohort 1  

November 16-20 

*Remote Learning Asynchronous Day- Wednesday, November 18 

Cohort 2 

November 30-December 4

*Remote Learning Asynchronous Day- Wednesday, December 2

Cohort 3 

December 7-11 

*Remote Learning Day- Friday, December 11 

Cohort 1 

December 14-18 

*Remote Learning Asynchronous Day- Wednesday, December 16 

Cohort 2 

January 4-8 

*Remote Learning Asynchronous Day- Wednesday, January 6 

Cohort 3 

January 11-15 

*Remote Learning Asynchronous Day- Wednesday, January 13 

 *4th & 5th grade cohort rotations continue until otherwise specified by WCPSS.  


Magnet Monthly Magazine: Our November volume of our Magnet Monthly Magazine is now available! Click here to read about our latest exciting entrepreneurial events, big idea projects, a young local entrepreneur, ways to celebrate National STEM, and so much more! 


American Indian Heritage MonthNovember 1-30 is American Indian Heritage Month. Our district and our school is committed to facilitating and growing recognition of the American Indian heritage and cultures. Check out this video created by a WCPSS student that highlights the American Indian Tribes of North Carolina. 


School Picture Day: Picture day is coming for all Conn students! Lifetouch is offering three different dates for Plan B students to have their pictures taken and one day for Virtual Academy students to have their pictures taken. We encourage you to order your pictures online using to order your pictures prior to your student's assigned day. Please use the following Picture Day ID when purchasing: EVTVXSDX6. There will be no group pictures taken at this time.   

  • Monday, November 16- PreK – 3rd Grade, Regional Programs, 4th and 5th Grade Plan B Cohort 1  
  • Wednesday, November 18- Virtual Academy Students. Pictures taken on campus from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
  • Monday, November 30- 4th and 5th grade Plan B Cohort 2   
  • Monday, December 7-  4th and 5th grade Plan B Cohort 3

picture day  


Scholastic Online Book Fair: Our annual Scholastic Book Fair is going virtual this year! The Scholastic Time Machine is now live! Visit the virtual book fair starting today, November 13- 26. book fair


CONNstruction Update: Boxes were officially delivered to our temporary campus this week, and we held a staff meeting centered around our upcoming move! The building is absolutely beautiful and the construction teams are continuing with installing landscaping, blinds, and site furnishings. The countdown is on! 

on the move



Chat with Chidester: Conn Magnet Elementary is officially on the move! Please join me for our next virtual 'Chat with Chidester' event on Thursday, December 3. During this time, I will be collaborating with our PTA to discuss our transition and all other important information related to our new campus. Event information will be coming soon from our PTA. We can't wait to continue the rich legacy of Conn Magnet Elementary back at home!  







Gabriel Chidester, Principal   






Important Dates to Remember 

Wednesday, November 11

Friday, November 13 - Thursday, November 26

Monday, November 16 

Wednesday, November 18 

Monday, November 23 

Tuesday, November 24 

Wednesday, November 25 

Thursday, November 26 

Friday, November 27 

Monday, November 30 

Monday, December 7


Virtual Scholastic Book Fair 

Picture Day for PreK – 3rd Grade, Regional Programs, 4th and 5th Grade Plan B Cohort 1 

Remote Learning Asynchronous Day and Picture Day for Virtual Academy 

Remote Learning Day 

Remote Learning Day 

Vacation Day 



Picture Day for 4th and 5th grade Plan B Cohort 2  

Picture Day for 4th and 5th grade Plan B Cohort 3